Report: West Ham set to announce Pablo Fornals

Pablo Fornals of Villarreal CF reacts during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Villarreal CF at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on November 11, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

West Ham United could announce the capture this week.

Pablo Fornals of Villarreal CF looks on during the La Liga match between Sevilla FC and Villarreal CF at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on August 26, 2018 in Seville, Spain.

AS in Spain has reported that West Ham United could announce the signing of Pablo Fornals any day now.

Sky Sports claimed on Tuesday that West Ham were close to wrapping up a £25 million deal for the Villarreal midfielder, who has previously played under Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini.

And according to AS, the deal is now as good as done, with the Spanish publication claiming that an announcement could happen 'in the coming days'.

The report adds that the Hammers had to fend off interest not only from other Premier League sides, but Italian giants Napoli tried to hijack the move.

 

If it happens this week, Fornals will be Pellegrini's third summer signing after already snapping up two goalkeepers in the form of Roberto and David Martin already.

In Fornals, the East Londoners will be getting a 23-year-old creative spark and one who can operate on either wing or as a number 10.

He has set up 19 goals for Villarreal over the past two seasons, scoring nine.

Pablo Fornals of Villarreal CF reacts during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Villarreal CF at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on November 11, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

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